Event Calendar

Networking. Growing. Learning. Helping Animals.

A list of ongoing conferences and events that might be of interest to those managing social media for shelters or rescues. If your budget doesn’t allow for you to attend, consider applying to be a speaker, as it often comes with complimentary registration!

Have an event that you’d like us to list? Just send us the key details via the contact form. If you’re looking for speakers, don’t forget to check out our page listing experts from around the country who are available for speaking engagements.

UPCOMING 2022 EVENTS

Nonprofit Learning Labs
Themes and Dates vary
Location: Virtual
Cost: Free, to $

Colorado Animal Welfare Conference 2022
Theme: Animal Welfare
Date: Sept. 21-23, 2022
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
Cost: TBA

Midwest Animal Sheltering Conference
Theme: Animal Shelter and Rescue
Date: Sept. 23-25, 2022
Location: Columbia, MO
Cost: TBA

National Kitten Coalition Vet Conference
Theme: Animal Shelter and Rescue
Date: October 2, 2022
Location: Virtual
Cost: $45

Theme: Animal Welfare
Animal welfare, behavior, ethology, psychology, sociology, neuroscience, anthropology, aging, physiology, and veterinary medicine.
Date: October 7-9 2022
Location: Colgate University, Hamilton, NY
Cost: $100 – $350
 
 
 
Theme: Veterinary
Location: Reno, NV
Date: Oct 12-15, 2022
Cost: $149 -$499
 
 

Access to Veterinary Care Conference 2022
Theme: Humane Animal Bond
Date: Oct. 17 – 19, 2022
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Cost: TBA

Theme: Veterinary
Date: October 14-18
Location: Banff, AB Canada
Cost: $725 – 1785
 

Enriching Feline Care and the Veterinary Experience
Theme: Feline Health
Date: Oct. 27 – 30, 2022
Location: Pittsburgh PA and Virtual
Cost: $160-884

Theme: Veterinary
Date: November 2-7, 2002
Location, NY USA
Cost: $149 -$499

ASPCA – AAWA Research Forum 2022
Theme: Animal Welfare
Date: Nov. 9, 2022
Location: Virtual
Cost: TBA

Theme: Content
Date: November 9 – 11, 2022
Location: Virtual and On Demand
Cost: $0 – $99 – $349

AWAA Fall Conference
Theme: Animal Shelter Administration
Date: Nov. 14-16, 2022
Location: New Orleans, LA
Cost: TBA. Est. $310 – $485

2013

Theme: Veterinary
Date: Feb 28 – March 1, 2023
Location: Austin, TX USA
Cost $149 -$499
 
Theme: Veterinary
Date: May 18- 19, 2023
Location: Chicago, IL,
Cost: $149 -$499

Petfinder’s Adoption Options online workshops and podcasts

Themes vary by workshop
Dates vary
Cost: Free

 

 

PAST 2021-2022  EVENTS

Nonprofit Summit 2022
Theme: Technology
Date: May 17, 2022
Location: Virtual
Cost: TBA

TNR Certification Course
Theme: Animal Shelter and Rescue
Date: May 7, June 4, July 9
Location: Virtual
Cost: $10

EveryCat Health Symposium
Theme: Technology
Date: July 8-9, 2022
Location: Virtual and Gainesville, FL
Cost: $100 – $200

Decoding Your Canine Masterclass
Theme: Technology
Date: July 11, 2022
Location: Virtual
Cost: Free

2022 ASPCA Cornell Maddies Shelter Medicine Conference
Theme: Shelter Medicine
Date: July 15-17, 2022
Location: Ithaca, NY
Cost: Free-$25-$100

Best Friends National Conference
Theme: Animal Welfare
Date: July 7-9, 2022
Location: Raleigh, NC
Cost: $295 (earlybird) – $395

Podcast Movement
Theme: Technology/Podcasting
Date: August 23-26, 2022
Location: Dallas, TX
Cost: $199 and up

Podfest Expo
Theme: Technology/Podcasting
Date: May 26-29, 2022
Location: Orlando, FL
Cost: $247 and up

Prairie States Animal Welfare Conference
Theme: Animal Welfare
Date: June 5 – 8,  2022
Location: Bloomington, IL
Cost: $75 – $175

Online Kitten Conference
Theme: Animal Sheltering/Animal Care
Date: June 11-12, 2022
Location: Virtual
Cost: $75

AWAA Spring Conference
Theme: Animal Shelter Administration
Date: June 15-17, 2022
Location: Chicago, IL
Cost: $310 – $485

TikTok Conference
Theme: Animal Welfare
Date: April 8 – 10, 2022
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Cost: $249 – $599.

Animal Imagemakers 
Theme: Photography
Date: April 14-17, 2022
Location: Minneapolis, MN AND Virtual
Cost: $249 – $750

HSUS Animal Care EXPO
Theme: Animal Welfare
Date: April 19 – 22, 2022
Location: Orlando, Florida. There is also a virtual option
Cost: $55 – $285.

Cause Camp
Theme: Nonprofit
Date: May 2-3, 2022
Location: Grand Rapids MI AND Virtual
Cost: $99 to $499

United Spay Alliance Online Conference
Theme: Animal Welfare
Date: February 25-27, 2022
Location: Virtual
Cost: $75

Co-Sheltering Conference, My Dog Is My Home 
Theme: Human – Animal Bond
Date: March 1 – 3, 2022
Location: Virtual
Cost: $39 – $120

Pinterest Presents: Global Ads Summit
Theme: Social Media/Advertising
Date: March 10, 2022
Location: Webinar
Cost: FREE

2022 Dog Behavior Conference
Theme: Dog Behavior
Date: April 1-3, 2022
Location: Virtual
Cost: $145

CANCELED New England Federation of Humane Societies 2022
Theme: Animal Welfare
Date: April 2-4, 2022
Location: Radisson, Nashua NH
Cost: TBA

Lemonade Conference 2022 
Theme: Dog Behavior and Training
Date: Feb 11-13, 2022
Location: Virtual
Cost: $149 – $299

Fear Free Behavior Symposium
Theme: Animal Welfare
Date: February 12-13, 2022
Location: Virtual
Cost: TBA

Kitten Technology to the Rescue
Theme: Technology
Date: 6-7 PM EST February 17, 2022
Location: Virtual
Cost: Free

The Pet Photographer’s Virtual Conference
Themes: Pet Photography
Date: Feb. 4-6, 2021
Location: Virtual
Cost: $347, or payment plan

United Spay Alliance Online Conference
Themes: Animal Shelters and Rescues
Date: February 26-28, 2021
Location: Virtual
Cost: Early Bird $60, $75 after Feb. 1, 2021

SXSW
Theme: Tech, Film, Music, Interactive
Date: March 16-20, 2021
Location: Virtual
Cost: Sign up for future information

The Neighborhood Cats TNR Certification Workshops
Themes: Animal Shelters and Rescues
Date: Various – Feb. 6, March 6, April 3, May 1, 2021
Location: Virtual
Cost: $10

Nonprofit Technology Conference
Theme: Nonprofit Tech.
Date: March 23-25, 2021
Location: Virtual
Cost: TBA
Also check out their year round events calendar here. Many of these events are free!

Canadian Federation of Humane Societies National Animal Welfare Conference
Theme: Animal Shelters and Rescues
Date: April 6-8, 2021
Location: Virtual
Cost: $120 – $180. Early Bird ends Feb. 13, 2021

2021 Dog Behavior Conference
Themes: Dog Behavior and Training
Date: April 16-18, 2021
Location: Virtual
Cost: $145 for all 3 days

HSUS Animal Care EXPO
Theme: Animal Shelters and Rescues
Date: April 21-23, 2021
Location: Virtual
Cost: $79, then $99 after April 2, 2021

Texas Unites for Animals Virtual Learning Series
Theme: Animal Shelters and Rescues
Date: May 19 – July 1, 2021
Location: Virtual
Cost: $49 for access to all webinars

Cause Camp
Theme: Nonprofit
Date: May 11, 2021
Location: Virtual
Cost: $39 to $499

The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement Spring 2021 (formerly SAWA) 
Date: June 8-10, 2021
Location: Virtual
Cost: $0 – $199

2021 Online Kitten Conference
Theme: Animal Shelter and Rescue
Date: June 11-13, 2021
Location: Virtual
Cost: Early Bird $50, $60 after Feb. 28, $75 after April 16, 2021

Best Friends National Conference 2021
Theme: Animal Shelter and Rescue
Date: June 23-24, 2021
Location: Virtual
Cost: $55

Neighborhood Cats Drop Trap, a Trapper’s Best Friend
Theme: Animal Shelter and rescues
Date: June 26, 2021
Location: Virtual
Cost: FREE

2021 ASPCA Cornell Maddies Shelter Medicine Conference
Theme: Animal Shelter and Rescue
Date: July 9 – 11, 2021
Location: Virtual
Cost: $25 – $100

Groom EXPO West
Theme: Pet Business
Date: July 22 – 25, 2021
Location: Pasadena, CA
Cost: Sign up to be notified

Neighborhood Cats Colony Caretaker Tips & Tricks
Theme: Animal Shelter and Rescue
Date: September 18, 2021
Location: Virtual
Cost: FREE

Cat Writer’s Association Online Event
Theme: Writing
Date: October 22-23, 2021
Location: Virtual
Cost: Varies

Pet Professional Guild Geek Week
Theme: Pet Professionals
Date: Nov. 13 – 19, 2021
Location: Virtual
Cost: Member $250, Public $300.

The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement Fall 2021 (formerly SAWA) 
Date: November 15 -17, 2021
Location: Portland, OR
Cost: TBA

Online Cat Conference
Theme: Pet Professionals
Date: January 13 – 19, 2021
Location: Virtual
Cost: $75

Ongoing events, trainings and webinars are also available through: